We want everyone to be able to safely enjoy Halloween, Diwali and Bonfire Night across West Yorkshire this year, that’s why we have re-launched our #BanginBonfire campaign.
Our #BanginBonfire campaign helps to make sure everyone has the information they need to enjoy Bonfire Night safely.
We are working with our community safety partners, including local schools and the West Yorkshire Police, to urge communities across the region to do their bit this autumn.
Let’s all have a bangin’ bonfire night!
WYFRS continuously strive to make our county safer and to always deliver the best Service for you.
Your views on West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are important to us and we want to know what you think of the service we provide.
Currently we are undergoing a public consultation on our new 3 year Community Risk Management Plan. The plan covers what our strategic priorities and areas focus are and how we will ensure we meet our ambition of `Making West Yorkshire Safer’.
Please take a few minutes to read the plan and fill out the easy-to-use survey below.
The plan and survey can be found here
The outcomes of this consultation which will assist us in shaping the future of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Your WYFRS, Have Your Say
WYFRS is one of 44 Fire & Rescue Services in England and Wales and the fourth biggest Metropolitan Service in England.
Our service is governed by the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority which has 22 elected Members from across the five local authorities.
WYFRS serves a population of more than two million people, spread over almost 800 square miles, providing emergency cover 24-hours a day, every day of the year.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service continuously strive to make our county safer and to always deliver the best Service for you.
Your views on West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are important to us and we want to know more about what you think of the service we provide.
The needs of our community are at the forefront of everything we do, so, as we look to update our current plan we would like to hear what you want from your fire and rescue service.
Please help us to improve and deliver the best Service possible by answering a few simple questions within our online survey. Let us know what you think, shape our future and get your voice heard.
Take the WYFRS survey
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service invite you to their bonfire event, which is guaranteed to be fun and totally safe!
The event takes place at their headquarters in Birkenshaw.
Come down & have fun, as we provide a safe place to join in the celebrations!
To keep the Bonfire and fireworks extravaganza celebrations COVID-secure places at this year’s event are limited, so please arrive early to guarantee entry.
📍 Our HQ in Birkenshaw
📅 Saturday 6th November
⏲️Gates open 5pm
🔥Large bonfire lit at 6.30pm
✅Autism Friendly between 7pm – 7:30pm. Mini Fireworks Display (Suitable for small children and anyone who doesn’t like loud noises)
🎆 Main Fireworks event at 8.15pm!
🎟️ Tickets are sold on the gate, Adults £8, Children £5 and Under 5s free!
🚒 All proceeds from the event go to the Fire Fighters Charity.
Read more: https://www.wyfs.co.uk/news/bonfire-fireworks-extravaganza
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Are you 16-25? Want to learn new skills?
There is a Taster Day about boxing on Monday 8 July 2019.
The actual Course Dates are from 15 July to 19 July 2019.
At Halifax Fire Station you will meet new people and improve your skills by working on a group challenges as well as learning how to deliver a training session.
Not only will it help you discover new talents, but you could also secure a qualification and benefit from support from our staff or one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.
The course is free and all boxing is non-contact. On the course you will:
- Gain an introduction into coaching, pad work and nutrition
- Improve confidence and communication
- Workout with local professional boxers and sports coaches
- Spend the week in a fire station with fire fighters and get to use some of the equipment
Travel expenses will be paid on programme and you’ll receive a free T-shirt.
It will not affect your benefits and you will have up to three months support from the Prince’s Trust.
To join the course or find out more:
- Search ‘Prince’s Trust’
- Text ‘Call me’ to 07983 385418
- Call for free on 0800 842842
Calderdale Council is working proactively with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Yorkshire Police to prevent moorland fires, but all agencies also depend on the vigilance and care of those who are out and about in our wonderful countryside to play an active part in protecting it.
Whilst Calderdale was thankfully unaffected by recent high-profile blazes at nearby Marsden Moor and Ilkley Moor, it’s important that local people and visitors recognise the part they play in supporting the Council, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police and other local authorities in preventing any future incidents.
Calderdale Council is working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service in pursuing stricter prevention methods, through the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders, which would prohibit the use of barbecues and lighting of fires in defined areas of the countryside. More about Public Space Protection Orders can be found here https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/crime-prevention-and-community-safety/community-safety/pspo
A formal consultation was launched on Wednesday 8 May 2019 for people to have their say on these plans. To have your say please complete the feedback form on this web page https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/community-and-living/crime-prevention-and-community-safety/community-safety/pspo/moorland-fires The consultation closes on Tuesday 4 June 2019.
Consultation drop-in events are taking place on Tuesday 21 May and Saturday 25 May, 10:00am-1:00pm in the Ripponden Parish Council offices and on Sunday 26 May, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Todmorden Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their views, and staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
The proposals for Public Space Protection Orders must be considered by the Council’s Cabinet before they can be put in place. This will happen as soon as possible after the consultation has ended.
Make space in your diary for the Halifax Fire Station Open Day on Saturday 25 August, 12:00pm-4:00pm on Skircoat Moor Road HX1 3JF.
With Little Freddie Mini Fire Engine, rescue and fire safety displays and other emergency services and food and drink available. Let the family get to know about the Fire Service and see the engines close up.